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1890's X Slat Barrel top Trunk F. Eggeman & Co. patented 1884 John Duguid

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    Posted 1 year ago

    Im4anythin…
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    Picked up this little fellow today. My first of the X or cross slat design. Probably made by F. Eggeman & Co. and was patented 1884 John Duguid. There is no label, but from greendogs research more than likely from Eggeman. Although patented in 1884 this one has hinges patented in 1891 so age is no earlier than 1891. This piece needs some TLC for sure,... but I was thrilled to be able to add a new trunk with a completely different overall design to my collection. The size of this trunk measures in at 28" long x 17" deep x 22" to the tallest point, so probably the smallest size made for this style of cross slat trunk. With the exception of the handle drilled holes the body or foundation is virtually free from dings and dents or gouges.

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    1. Drill Drill, 1 year ago
      That's a wonderful addition. I've been searching for some time for one, with no luck.
      eventually things tend to happen. The hunt is half the fun. Much luck with it, thanks for the post.
    2. Im4anythingOld, 1 year ago
      Thanks for that drill, the love, and for the Patent info!! lol The hunt is indeed half the fun for sure....and it's funny that the other half of that whole, automatically rolls over to the first half of the next trunk. Its a never ending cycle and difficult trying to get a whole from just one trunk ...lol Hope you find one!! Thanks again!
    3. Im4anythingOld, 1 year ago
      Thanks Brian for the love. You have a good eye for size ...I wasn't expecting a 28" though..lol I may actually give the superficial rust a blast with soda and redo the main photo, I think it needs it. Thanks again!!
    4. greendog greendog, 1 year ago
      Wow! 28, I didn't think it looked 34 or 36, I would plug those holes on the ends with JB weld wood dough from the inside, go over the outside with JB weld metal sand off and paint, good find.
    5. Im4anythingOld, 1 year ago
      That good to know Brian ..Thanks for that! I have one other with holes drilled but it has a textured surface. Alligator I believe.
    6. Drill Drill, 1 year ago
      Brian is right J.B. Weld is the best. It's like liquid steel. You must work fairly quickly with it though.It has saved many a trunk for me. I have even repaired embossed tin . First by making a small plaster impression mold of the raised surface. Then pressing that desired imprint (The mold) into the J.B. Weld on the surface of the repair.A Dremel with some small sanding wheels can be helpful to to blend the repair to the original embossed or raised surface.Sometimes it is helpful to experiment first on a different surface prior to attempting the repair. Practice makes perfect. The best thing is that it can always be sanded or ground off if your not happy with it.Much luck.
    7. Im4anythingOld, 1 year ago
      Thanks for your input there Drill always respectfully appreciated!!
    8. Im4anythingOld, 1 year ago
      Thanks for the love bjb5859, FatBoy64, EJW-54, elanski, Watchsearcher, fortapache & officialfuel very much appreciate!!
    9. Im4anythingOld, 1 year ago
      Thanks for the love there trunkman!! I was eager to show you my LV as I know you like these as well. Guess you missed it. Thanks again!
    10. Im4anythingOld, 1 month ago
      Thanks for the Love !! SamKat

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